Line Rider is an outstanding creative toy created by Boštjan Cade.
"toys" do not have clear aims like a game, but rather emphasize
play. There's no high score to beat, no particular goal to achieve.
You can however define your
You might for example create
a speeding bullet, you might loop the loop, have your rider dive and
and the journey is very much up to you. Line Rider allows you to create
a ride that travels far longer and does far more than you might at
Start now and if you're an inquisative, fun loving type, you'll not
stop for hours, but above all, enjoy the ride!
Line Rider Guide
"Play" on the introductory window and you'll
see a brief introduction to using the Line Rider controls. Click "Continue"
and the main editor stage will open.
the top of the stage area you will see six Line Rider controls.
Pencil is the only creative tool you have at your disposal when
using Line Rider. You will draw and design your ride with the
pencil and discover many ways to affect the movement of your
rider with the lines you draw as your knowledge increases.
by drawing a line from top left to bottom right. Don't make
the line too steep at this point. Click the play setting. The
rider will drop and ride your line until the line stops, at
your rider will dive into a never ending freefall.
drawn from left to right act as the floor, and lines drawn
from right to left act as the ceiling. This takes some
thinking about. Experiment to see how this affects, manipulates,
and restricts your rider. The majority of your lines will be
drawn from left to write, but ceilings can be very useful in
restricting the upward movement of the rider as danger approaches.
strokes can also be used as design elements. For example, hoops
which the rider can fly through. Note however that hoops
must be drawn in two stages - that's something you'll have
to figure out. As you gain expertise, your use of the right-left
Pencil stroke will become very useful as you play and design
ever more complex and challenging rides.
Hand Tool is the key to making larger, longer, nail-biting
rides. After you have created a short ride, click the Hand
hold down the mouse on the rider screen and drag. Using the
Hand tool allows you to edit any section of your ride, no matter
hold down the space key while using the pencil to use the Hand
Play button allows you to instantly view your rider in action.
Like any creative activity, you will be switching between the
editing tool (in this case, the Pencil), and the Play button.
This will allow you to review your work so you can make judgments-
and actions about improving it.
Stop button stops the rider moving and returns you to the editing
Delete tool deletes your movie. This will not function when in
Play mode. Be careful as once you have deleted your work it can
never be restored. Use the Save tool to temporarily keep your
Save function allows you to temporarily keep your rides as long
as your browser window remains open. Be aware however, that once
you close your browser window you will loose your ride.
Your Line Rider Masterpieces
you would like to record your Line Rider creations so you can
share them with others, download AVI
Screen Classic [668KB]. AVI Screen Classic is an excellent
freeware screen recorder from www.bobyte.com.
installed you may wish to turn of the default Internet update
check which can be done via the Help menu.